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Banks suspended overdraft fees for the pandemic. Now, 1 is doing so permanently.

Jun 3, 2021
Ally Bank says the charges made up less than 1% of revenue and disproportionately affected Black, Latinx and low-income customers.
The banking industry generated $12 billion from overdraft fees last year, but for many banks, the charges make little impact on financial results.
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Those without bank accounts face special challenges during a pandemic

Apr 28, 2020
Mastercard has a new plan to make digital banking more accessible.
Mastercard is expanding its program, pledging to get a billion unbanked people and 50 million unbanked very small businesses into the formal financial system within five years.
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Necessity driving Greeks to adopt web banking

Jul 15, 2015
Amid Greek bust, a boom in web banking.

Forget your wallet, text messaging is the way to go.

Jun 18, 2014
Kenya's M-pesa's system has revolutionized how its citizens carry and use money

Why is our banking system so far behind?

Feb 17, 2014
In U.S., it takes days for a bank payment to clear. In foreign countries, it happens in seconds.

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